Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is a short-term treatment approach whose goal is the reconnection between partners. EFT, developed by Drs. Susan Johnson and Les Greenburg, is based on John Bowlby’s Attachment research over 50 years ago. Bowlby found that humans and higher primate animals appeared to have an innate need to feel attached to and comforted by a significant other. Adult attachment relationships are believed to have the same survival function as the mother-child bond, since ideally these attachments can provide the same love, comfort, support, and protection throughout the lifespan. However, due to our relationship histories, and the negative interaction cycles we get into with our partners, many of us have difficulties with trust and expressing emotion to those who mean the most to us.
Help for stuck never-ending negative patterns in your relationship
Find love and intimacy in your relationship
Help to feel close and loved by your partner
I can help you have a closer, deeper connection in your relationship through the a highly researched, state-of-the-art couples therapy that has been shown to help 90% of couples. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is effective with all types of relationship problems including: communication problems, conflict resolution, affairs, emotional distance, lack of intimacy & more. I specialize and am uniquely qualified in helping relationships heal and grow closer. I have had extensive training in couples therapy and as a family counselor and have successfully completed the certification requirements to become both a Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor through the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. There are few certified therapists in the state of AZ, but many throughout the country and the world. The certification process is rigorous, requires demonstration of competence, and evaluation by experienced trainers who are under the direction of the EFT founder, Dr. Sue Johnson
I help families become closer and more connected through the use of EFT for families. Parents learn how to build their relationship with their children while maintaining effective and consistent discipline.
Parents also get support in their changing roles as their children grow up and become adults.
Help with painful relationships that leave you feeling alone and disconnected
Freedom from unsatisfying life patterns that have you feeling stuck
Relief from painful feelings that don't seem to end
I provide an accepting, safe place for you to explore the problematic areas in your life. Our work together will help you gain a deeper understanding of your emotional life and its impact on your actions and decisions. We will also focus on the difficult relationships in your life and the patterns that lead to you feeling alone and disconnected. Understanding these painful patterns will help you discover new ways to have closer, more fulfilling relationships. As a result of our work together, you will feel more peace and satisfaction in your life and relationships.